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Applying for a Job
A CV (also known as a RESUME) is an individualised, written summary of your personal, educational and experience qualifications. It is designed to present you as a prospective employee. Not everyone needs a CV. However, if you are looking for a professional, technical, administrative, or managerial job, you will need a CV. Applications for many clerical and sales positions also require a resume.
A CV is like a written sales presentation. It alone will not get you a job. However, an effective CV creates a favourable impression of you while presenting your abilities and experience. Your CV can be used as a response to an ad. It can also be used as a letter of introduction for an interview. It is a fact sheet that tells a prospective employer that you are a desirable prospective employee.
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Here is an example of a typical English-style CV:
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Enthusiastic, responsible graduate with a Postgraduate Printing and Publishing Certificate and good organizational skills. Able to work independently using initiative and as part of a team to tight deadlines. With editing, desktop publishing, and keyboard skills.
Qualifications and training
Postgraduate Certificate in Printing and Publishing, London Institute
BA (Honours) Economics, University of Sheffield
'A' level English, History, French
Music: playing the flute.
Mountain walking and rock climbing.
Cinema and theatre going.
Dr J. M. Eastwood Mrs S. Cruise
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London SE1 7EX Somerset BA11 2DZ